Cape Town - The Titans have teamed up with Women & Men Against Child Abuse
(WMACA), in support of the #MiniMeToo campaign to encourage a safer society
for South African children.
is the leading South African Non-Profit Organisation advocating for
awareness around issues of childhood sexual abuse for over two decades. In
addition, providing free medical, therapeutical, clinical and forensic
services to thousands of abused children and their families each year
through their Kidz Clinics in Boksburg and Alexandra.
year, WMACA launched the #MiniMeToo movement to encourage conversation
around childhood sexual abuse in their continuous efforts to create safer
spaces for children.
Titans have a strong family culture within the franchise, and they have
welcomed the partnership. The Sky Blues will wear the #MiniMeToo logo on
their One-Day Cup shirts for duration of the 50-over competition.
it is a great initiative," senior batsman Henry Davids said.
"Whenever we talk about kids, it gets very emotional.
Unfortunately, they don't always have a voice, so it's great to know that
there are opportunities like the #MiniMeToo campaign to create a platform
to share their story."
that the Titans have a very close-knit structure, which tries to produce
as protective and positive an environment as possible for their children.
"We are definitely a family-orientated team, and we are
very closely bonded. I also believe that SuperSport Park is the
most family-orientated ground in the country."
Jordan, founding director of WMACA, echoes his sentiment: “The fact that
the Titans are joining hands with us is huge. We’re particularly mindful
that this comes at a time when we desperately need more men to step
forward and show support.
are admired for their dedication, sportsmanship and team spirit, and for them
to use their status as first-class sportsmen to spotlight children’s
rights makes them even bigger champions in our eyes”.
Executive Officer of the Titans Cricket, Dr Jacques Faul, added: "We
have a strong sense of community at Titans Cricket and SuperSport
Park, and I’m
very proud that our players have all agreed to step up and show their
asked WMACA how we could help, and their answer was simple; by talking
about it, and by encouraging our community and supporters to also talk
touched by how emotional the team got in our initial discussion about it.
We have a lot of guys with families in the team. But even those who
aren’t dads themselves are very good with the children, and care for them.
It’s difficult to imagine that there are children out there who
aren’t so cherished and protected, and that’s why this movement is so
important to us."
want every child to be safe and nurtured and we want more men to take
pride in being role models - to protect children, to nurture them and,
most of all, to give them a voice when they need to be heard.”
The Titans will host WMACA during their first home game at SuperSport Park on
Sunday, February 10, against the Knights.
campaign implores all South Africans to take a stand against sexual abuse,
and invites everyone to use or follow the hashtag
#MiniMeToo on social media, and to visit www.minimetoo.org for more information.